The Pandemic affected so many 2020 weddings, and Mia & Sam were no different – even though their wedding date was initially set for the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve. Though we had to wait just a few extra months to celebrate, and we were ringing in the summer of 2021 instead of the new year, they still partied at The Banks in Pittston like it was 1999…er…2021, complete with champagne, confetti, backflips and a whole KJAD crew of photographers and videographers to capture all best moments.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve & Nick
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Stephen & Stay
Ceremony: Prince of Peace
Reception Site: The Banks – A Waterfront Venue
Entertainment: Picture Perfect
Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Lulus
Tuxes: Sarno & Son
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Catering: Arcaro & Genell’s
Cake: Minooka Pastry Shop
Florist: Petals Fleurs
Transportation: Gilbride Limousine
It’s always exciting getting the opportunity to work with families we have worked with before. Just about 4 years ago we were photographing (and recording) Alyssa, Ashley’s sister, and Karl’s wedding at the Hilton, and are so appreciative to know that they enjoyed what we captured so much that Ashley and Bernie asked us to do the same.
This was a BIG, well overdue party with their family, friends, and loved ones which made the Hilton in Scranton a perfect venue for them. The Hilton is a great option if your guest list is growing and growing, nearing upwards of 250-300+ people and is right on Scranton’s Courthouse Square where we did their Bridal Party and Mr + Mrs photos making it a great central location for your day. It’s also a great place for your sister to tell the DJ to drop a beat so she can throw a few verses down and remix The Fresh Prince Theme Song to end her Matron-of-Honor speech. 😉
We can’t thank Ashley, Bernie, and their little one enough for having KJAD be a part of their day!! Cheers!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: steve & michael
Entertainment: 570 Events
Salon: Bella Madre
Dress Shop: Tunis Bridal Shop
Tuxes: Tuxedo Junction
Jeweler: Sorick’s Fine Jewelers
Cake: Minooka Pastry Shop
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We’ve been so excited for their wedding since we met Natalie and Aash at their enagagement session earlier this year in Brooklyn. This time we got to travel a bit south for their special day to the incredibly beautiful Lake House Inn in Perkasie, PA. We had such a blast getting ready with everyone in the morning with excited anticipation filling the air. Natalie and Aash decided to incorporate a first look into their day before the celebration began, giving them a chance to just be with each other and us a chance to capture some really awesome moments. Before we knew it, Aash was seated atop a white horse for the most incredible Baraat procession complete with dancing and the biggest smiles on every friend and family member. Aash’s father led a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on a breath-taking mandap [wedding alter], and we were blown away with the beauty and meaning held by every little detail. After the ceremony, Natalie and Aash changed into their reception attire and joined all of their loved ones in night full dancing and cheer including the most epic of Horahs. The look on the newlyweds’ faces when they were lifted up on their chairs is everything. We wish them all of the best in the world!
To Natalie and Aash!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and Lisa
Ceremony/ Reception Venue: The Lake House Inn
Bridal Reception Dress: The Reformation
Hair/ Makeup Artists: Jazmin Rae Company
Sydney and Bryan chose to celebrate their big day at the always incredible Barn at Glistening Pond. There always seems to be something new whenever we get to visit the barn. DJ, the owner, is the handiest, and really outdid himself with latest addition of the spacious, new bridal prep room. A few robed, cloned Bryans showed up for bride prep, too. They even made an appearance later on during the reception to join everyone on the dance floor. Sydney and Bryan had State College’s “most popular band”, My Zero Hero, perform for their reception, and all of their guests went wild! It was an epic concert/ dance party/ sing-a-long/ celebration all in one!!
Congrats to the newlyweds!!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: MJ & Jimmy
Ceremony / Reception Venue: The Barn at Glistening Pond
Dress Shop: Lovely Bride
Tuxes / Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair / Makeup: Sorella
Flowers: Flowers ‘R’ Us
Officiant: Rob Provitera
Coordinators: Jen Rushton
Entertainment: My Hero Zero
Catering: Ma Greenly
Cake: Creative Cakes
Late Night Food Truck: Southwest Savory Grill
Cheers to The Broms!! Beth and Sean’s story starts when they were both part of the production of Guys and Dolls at their alma mater, King’s College. “The rest is history,” says Beth. Naturally, we had to expect some stellar performances on their big day. During Beth and Sean’s beautiful ceremony, Beth’s brother and sister-in-law sang “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story. The celebration continued at none other than The Woodlands; the same place Beth’s parents held their reception when they were married. Beth and Sean even reenacted the same pose at the same location of one of their favorite photos from Beth’s parents’ wedding album. Sean and his mom shared an epic mother-son dance covering nearly every inch of the dance floor, and Beth’s dad sang his rendition of Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” during their father-daughter dance. We have to admit, it melted our hearts. Beth’s junior bridesmaid even accompanied their band, Class Act Band, and everyone on the dance floor went crazy! From Beth’s perfect dress designed by Justin Alexander and their super romantic centerpieces by Robin Hill Florist to all of the awesome dance floor moves and sweet moments, these photos will have us smiling for a long time to come! It was also the first time we got to put our Mag Mod equipment to use, and we are in love with Beth and Sean’s sunset photos. We hope you love them as much as we do!!
Congratulations again to the newlyweds!
Ceremony Site: St. Nicholas Church
Reception Venue: The Woodlands
Dress Shop: RK Bridal / Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Gerri’s Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Mori Lee
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxes: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Band: Van Scoy
Hair Stylist/ Makeup Artist: Mat Ocasio
Flowers/ Decor: Robin Hill Florist
Entertainment: Class Act Band, formerly New Solutions Entertainment
Catering: The Woodlands
Cake: Bakery Delight
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
We’ve been through a lot with Sara and Joe; designing stationary, meeting after meeting, that one time Joe accidentally glued some invitations to a few envelopes that we will now refer to as The Great Glue Stick Incident of 2019.. After all of that, we’re so glad that we could add watching these two say ‘I Do’ to the list! Their whole day, from lake side prep to their Westmoreland Club sparkler sendoff, was filled with so much love from their family and friends. We are absolutely in awe over their color palette, the epic greenery that decorated their reception, and the sheer epic-ness of everyone (especially Joe who was able to obtain a microphone from the amazing Uptown Band) breaking it down on the dance floor. There was so much energy during their reception that Sara and Joe were even lifted into the air at one point! We hope you enjoy this look into their day as much as we do!
Congrats to the Collini’s!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve and Jimmy
Ceremony Site: Our Lady of Victory Church
Reception Venue: The Westmoreland Club
Dress Shop: La Belle Mariee Bridal / Dress Designer: Pronovias
Veil Designer: Pronovias
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Bands: Valentine’s Fine Jewelry
Hair Stylist: Lauren Carey of Age of Innocence
Make Up Artist: Rikki Feerrar
Flowers: Floral Designs
Coordinators: Shauna of The Westmoreland Club
Entertainment: The Uptown Band
Catering/ Cake: The Westmoreland Club
Invitations: Knot Just Any Day
Jess and Tom; they make our hearts melt! Everyone who was a part of Jess and Tom’s special day gets all of the gold stars! Mother Nature helped us out by holding back the rain and Jess and Tom had their guests throw the most enviromentally conscious (and best smelling, says Jess) confetti – lavender – after their beautiful ceremony. Jess found the best deal on her absolutely perfect dress at The Darling Dress (if you are reading this now and are in need of a dress go check out The Darling Dress; this is the last day of their mega sale!) and The Woodlands was 100% gorgeous thanks to a little help from The Party Peeps! Everyone’s expressions throughout the entire day, from Jess and Tom’s first look to Jess and her Dad’s father-daughter dance, have us all at the studio beaming from ear to ear. Here’s to the sweetest family that is now a little bigger, to the sweetest wedding day, and to the sweetest newlyweds!
Congratulations, Jess and Tom!!
bonus sidenote: Tom gets the most gold stars for winning the Dollar Dance despite not knowing the “rules”. For those of you who also don’t know about the Dollar Dance, a Polish wedding tradition, guests will usually give a dollar bill to the bride’s sister or maid of honor in order to have a turn to dance with the bride. After the bride’s father dances with her, all of the wedding guests form a circle around the bride in order to keep the groom out. The groom must break his way into the circle to his bride. Tom has never heard of this tradition up until right when it was happening during their reception when he marched right in and lifted Jess into the air. Tom takes Dollar Dance 2019. Bravo!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: MJ and Jimmy
Ceremony Site/ Reception Venue: The Woodlands
Dress Shop: The Darling Dress
Tuxes: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Bands: Tovon & Co.
Hair Stylist: Kristy Roszel
Make Up Artist: Haley Schmid
Flowers/ Decor: Party Peeps
Officiant: Heidi at Journey’s of The Heart – highly recommended by Jess and Tom
Entertainment: Frankie Carll Productions
Catering: The Woodlands
Cake: Community Bakery
Aime and Shayne celebrated their special day at Scranton’s very own Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, and it was beyond beautiful! We cannot get enough of the details on Aime’s dress!! She even rocked a sixpence in her shoe for good luck, paying homage to the lesser known ending of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. Aime and Shayne’s special day was filled with live entertainment. It is tradition for the bag piper in Aime’s family to play at special occasions; he greeted guests outside of The Radisson before the ceremony and played inside after the I Do’s, too! Silver and Ivory, a flute and piano duo, performed during the ceremony while Aime’s brother’s girlfriend, Jamie Straw, did an amazing live painting that Aime even used for her thank you cards! You can check it out below!! We wish Aime and Shayne all of the congratulations, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into their big day!